Carbonara Virtual Experience – History and Anecdotes of the Beloved Italian Pasta Dish

Let’s talk about a real symbol of Italian cuisine,Pasta alla Carbonara“: hot pasta tossed with a creamy sauce of raw beaten eggs, accentuated with crisp bits of cheeck lard (guanciale), and finished with a shower of grated aged Pecorino Romano cheese plus ground black pepper . 

This is one of the most known and appreciated dishes in the world and an undisputed part of the Roman culinary heritage.

But do you know who made the first Pasta alla Carbonara? A member of a secret revolutionary society, a poor Italian coal miner or an American soldier?

During this virtual experience, we will discover the origins and history of this iconic pasta, talk about the pasta tradition and we will prepare together the perfect Carbonara!

Let’s get started with the ingredients! (for 4 people)

  • Spaghetti: 17 oz (500 gr)
  • Fresh eggs: 6
  • Cheek lard (or jawl bacon): 7 oz (200 gr)
  • Pecorino romano or Parmigiano cheese (or any pecorino cheese, must be aged and salty.
    If you can’t find it, Parmigiano is the best option, you can even use some and some): 1
    cup / 7 oz (200gr)
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil


  • Wooden spoon
  • Pot and pan
  • Stove
  • Board
  • Small bowl
  • Whisk

How about enjoying a good pasta with your friends, in the real Italian way?

Thursday, March 07th, 2024

01.00 pm – 02.00 pm EST (New York Time)

Check in your timezone here

Time zones examples:

  • Rome Time: 07.00 pm
  • London Time: 06.00 pm
  • Los Angeles Time: 10.00 am

The tour will last approximately 1 hour. At the end of the tour you will be given the chance to interact and make questions just like a live tour. The tour takes place in English!

⭐PRICE⭐ How much does the virtual tour cost?
Our virtual tour is tip-based. We prefer a system where you don’t have to pay for a ticket in advance without knowing how the virtual tour is going to be, instead, you take part in the tour first and at the end, you decide the price based on your satisfaction.Support our cultural activities with a voluntary contribution. Your contribution will help us continue our initiative and support the guides. You can leave a tip here:

Can’t watch our virtual tour live due to the time zone or are you unable to join us live? Register at the virtual tour and we will send you the recording  hence you can watch it  in your own time!

How to Join:

The tour will be hosted on Zoom. After the registration, you will receive an invitation with the Zoom Meeting link.

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